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Amazon continues assault on US clothing sector Michelle Russell | 14 Sep 18

Amazon looks like it could be ramping up its assault on the fashion industry after the US online behemoth filed a series of trademarks for more clothing brands.

Neiman Marcus taps Shopbop CEO to boost digital strategy Beth Wright | 26 Jun 18

As part of its efforts to accelerate the company’s digital transformation, Neiman Marcus Group has named Darcy Penick, CEO of Amazon subsidary Shopbop, as president of Bergdorf Goodman.

Amazon launches fourth private apparel brand Beth Wright | 21 Jun 18

Amazon is continuing its assault on the fashion industry, launching its fourth own-brand essentialwear line called Meraki.

Amazon launches latest US delivery initiative Michelle Russell | 20 Jun 18

Online behemoth Amazon has launched its newest last mile delivery initiative in the US, sending out another strong indicator that shoppers are increasingly gravitating towards omnichannel services.

12 of the world's most innovative fashion companies Leonie Barrie | 26 Feb 18

Six apparel retailers have made it onto Fast Company’s annual ranking of the world's Most Innovative Companies (MIC) for 2018, while another six clothing specialists are seen as pioneers in the ‘Style’ category.

Gildan men's underwear available on Amazon Beth Wright | 14 Feb 18

Apparel maker Gildan Activewear is making its full assortment of men's underwear styles available on Amazon for the first time.

US Q3 in brief – Deckers Brands, Boot Barn Holdings just-style | 6 Feb 18

In the most recent third-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, Deckers Brands exceeded expectations, while Boot Barn Holdings saw earnings nearly double. Destination Maternity, meanwhile, widened its losses.

Amazon patents mirror for trying on virtual clothes Beth Wright | 15 Jan 18

A new Amazon patent for a "blended reality mirror" that can be installed at home to show a person's image in a virtual outfit is yet another move that demonstrates the online retail giant is looking to bolster its position in the apparel industry.

UK retailers found selling real fur labelled as fake Michelle Russell | 20 Dec 17

A number of British retailers, including TK Maxx, Boohoo and Amazon, have been found selling clothes and footwear containing real fur falsely advertised as fake fur, a new investigation has revealed.

Amazon to make move into Macy's Seattle flagship Michelle Russell | 20 Oct 17

In a somewhat ironic move, US department store retailer Macy’s is to lease out the top six floors of its flagship Seattle store to online behemoth Amazon.

Amazon acquires body-scanning start-up Hannah Abdulla | 5 Oct 17

In yet another move that suggests it is looking to bolster its position in the apparel industry, online retail giant Amazon has acquired 3D body-scanning start-up Body Labs.

Amazon taps ‘see now buy now’ with capsule collection Leonie Barrie | 19 Sep 17

The latest apparel initiative from online retail giant Amazon has embraced the "see now buy now" movement with an exclusive capsule collection available to buy straight from the catwalk – with one-hour delivery to customers in London.

Amazon mulls drone hubs on trains, ships and trucks Hannah Abdulla | 17 Aug 17

E-commerce giant Amazon is looking at getting its drones to deliver from mobile docking stations on trains and ships, a move it believes will help solve some of the challenges of using drones as a delivery method.

Amazon shoe sales far outpacing US footwear revenues Hannah Abdulla | 7 Aug 17

Online retailing giant Amazon has posted an 18% jump in first and second quarter footwear sales, adding to retailers' concerns that the channel is emerging as a serious industry player.

Solving tomorrow’s apparel industry problems today – Comment David Birnbaum | 2 Aug 17

Almost the entire US garment retail sector is in trouble, yet companies such as Amazon are moving ahead. Brick-and-mortar stores cannot compete with Amazon. Instead, in order to succeed they must out-Amazon, Amazon, writes David Birnbaum.

Apparel subscription services an up-and-coming opportunity Michelle Russell | 1 Aug 17

Traditional apparel retailers are facing new competition from online subscription services that send customers boxes of handpicked fashion items to choose from or offer auto-replenishment of fashion basics.

Amazon sells 200,000 dresses in Prime Day event Hannah Abdulla | 13 Jul 17

Over 200,000 dresses were sold globally on Tuesday (11 July) via Amazon's Prime Day promotional shopping event, with overall sales growth up by more than 60% over last year according to the online retailer.

US Q1 in brief – Cherokee, The Finish Line, J Crew Michelle Russell and Beth Wright | 10 Jul 17

In the most recent first-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, G-III Apparel moved to a loss on acquisition charges, while Guess saw earnings fall on soft Americas sales. Kate Spade, meanwhile, saw earnings slump on the back of sales declines, while Hudson's Bay recorded comparable store declines on the back of lower domestic store traffic across all banners. 

Amazon eyes speedier delivery with drone patent Beth Wright | 27 Jun 17

Online behemoth Amazon could be one step closer to achieving its goal of delivering goods by drone with a new patent that would speed up delivery times.

Top stories this week on just-style... Beth Wright | 23 Jun 17

Top stories this week on just-style include a look at the ten worst countries in the world for working people, Amazon's new "try before you buy, and only pay for what you keep" service, why H&M's new Arket concept is quite unlike anything previously seen from the retailer, and the US launches a review of the eligibility of Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda to continue to receive benefits under AGOA.

Amazon files patent to prevent "showrooming" Michelle Russell | 22 Jun 17

A new Amazon patent designed to intercept customers who attempt to make a price comparison on their mobile devices while in-store could be detrimental to retailers and will ultimately increase friction levels, an industry observer has said.

Amazon to offer "try before you buy" service Michelle Russell | 21 Jun 17

Online behemoth Amazon is accelerating the disruption of e-commerce with a "try before you buy, and only pay for what you keep" service through its new Prime Wardrobe launch.

Amazon's rise fuels fewer bricks and more clicks Leonie Barrie | 2 Jun 17

While all retailers appear at risk of losing some market share to online giant Amazon, analysts suggest some are more vulnerable than others.

H&M, Inditex and Nike ranked supply chain leaders Leonie Barrie | 30 May 17

Swedish fast-fashion retailer H&M, Zara brand owner Inditex and sportswear giant Nike are not only among the world's leading brands, they also have some of the best supply chains too, according to a new review.

Amazon launches own-label fashion line Find Michelle Russell | 2 May 17

In a further move to expand in the apparel category, online retail giant Amazon has quietly launched an own-label fashion line.

Top stories this week on just-style... Beth Wright | 21 Apr 17

Top stories this week on just-style include a warning from Myanmar apparel makers that a ban on moving lorries through Yangon has placed a heavy logistical burden on the country's clothing sector, the latest efforts by Amazon to embed itself deeper into the apparel industry, 12 start-ups chosen under a new global initiative to find more sustainable ways of producing fashion, and Walmart eyeing US men's clothing retailer Bonobos.

Amazon secures on-demand clothing manufacturing patent Michelle Russell | 19 Apr 17

Amazon has filed a patent for on-demand apparel production in a move that will see the online retail giant embed itself deeper into the apparel industry.

US apparel retail shifts reveal misconceptions Michelle Russell | 3 Apr 17

The death of the department store, the exaggerated rise of Amazon as an apparel retailer power, and the threat of European fast-fashion specialists to US retail are among a number of misconceptions currently bedevilling the retail  industry, a new report explains.

Amazon to grow UK business with 5,000 jobs Michelle Russell | 20 Feb 17

Online retail giant Amazon has revealed plans to open a new head UK office and create more than 5,000 full-time jobs as it looks to grow its business in the country.

Amazon eyes new US intimate apparel line? Beth Wright | 13 Feb 17

Online retail giant Amazon is keeping tight-lipped on reports it plans to roll out its own private-label intimate apparel line in the US.





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